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Portrait of Curator of the Alhambra

Portrait of Curator of the Alhambra

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Description
Stephen Ferris made this pencil sketch of a distinguished, pensive older man he called the “Curator of the Alhambra” during his two-month stay in Granada, Spain, in 1881. A watercolor in the NMAH Ferris Collection of an almost identical gentleman is identified as the “Keeper of the Tore de la Vela,” the watchtower of the fortified citadel in the Alhambra complex. While Ferris, a portrait artist, was exploring the wonders of the Alhambra, he was also busy sketching people he met.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1881
original artist
Ferris, Stephen James
place presumed made
Spain
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
Measurements
image: 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 3 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in
sheet: 20.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
GA.16683
accession number
119780
catalog number
GA*16683
subject
Spain
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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